To ensure a safe and caring environment for children and youth
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) provides national technical assistance to organizations serving refugees
and immigrants so that all newcomer children and youth can reach their potential.
Over 13,600 unaccompanied children were in the care & custody of ORR during 2012. Learn more about our on-going effort to protect vulnerable children!
The convening will be held May 21-24 in Arlington, VA and will offer workshops and plenary sessions on selected topics of interest to immigration practitioners.
This project is aimed at assisting refugees in becoming economically self-sufficient by providing home-based child care services. Applications are due May 21, 2013.
These videos aims to assist service providers in learning about the adjustment of refugee families & youth to their new lives in the U.S. Available in English, Farsi, Nepali & Somali.
BRYCS Photo/Courtesy of Catholic Charities of Atlanta
"Parent involvement" or "family engagement"? Head Start's "National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement" has a helpful chart comparing the distinctions. While parent involvement suggests participation, family engagement implies a partnership with shared input and responsibility in a more systematic way. Check out BRYCS' interactive training module to assist schools, educators and agencies as they engage with newcomer families & BRYCS' "Schools Toolkit!"
BRYCS is the winner of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children's (APSAC) Award for the Advancement of Cultural Competency in Child Maltreatment Prevention and Intervention!
BRYCS Photo/Courtesy of Claudia Gilmore
BRYCS BRIEFS (Summer Update)
NEW!!! Illustrated Handbook
The refugee portal highlights the best multilingual resources available on family life and parenting, early childhood, the U.S. school system (K-12), children's books, and health/mental health. It will allow refugees to have access to resources in the most common refugee languages: Nepali, Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish.
The BRYCS Web site was made possible by Grant Number 90 ZU 0065 from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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BRYCS - winner of the APSAC's Advancement of Cultural Competency
in Child Maltreatment Prevention and Intervention Award!